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1 UNDERSTANDING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ```````‘s HAZCOM12 What’s changing and how to ensure compliance

2 OSHA’s HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD 2012 HazCom Updated from previous Hazardous Communication Standard from Aligned with the UN’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and is the current regulation governing many workplaces and facilities in the United States. 3.Creates a universally-understandable method to communicate hazard warnings, especially on international shipments. 4.Employee training deadline 12/1/2013, new documentation and formats in place by 6/1/2015, and continual updates moving forward as new hazards are identified.

3 3. Why changes were made…

4 Under the old Standard, labels did not show hazards quickly or clearly. 4.

5 Now, labels become standardized: OLDNEW 5.

6 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET. 6. Material Safety Data Sheets were not formatted, and information was hard to access quickly.

7 New format Safety Data Sheets are easier to read and use. OLDNEW MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET. 7.

8 8. Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 CFR , to implement a hazard communication program. The program must include LABELS on containers of hazardous chemicals, SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDSs) for hazardous chemicals, and TRAINING WORKERS. Each employer must also describe in a WRITTEN PROGRAM how it will meet the requirements of the HCS in each of these areas. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3696.pdf

9 9. What changes were made…

10 29 CFR – paragraph e Written hazard communication program incorporating Training 10.

11 29 CFR – paragraph g Safety Data Sheets 11.

12 SAFETY DATA SHEETS have a prescribed 16-section format. not regulated by OSHA 12. Safety Data Sheet Components 1.Identification 2. Hazard(s) Communication 3. Composition/ingredients 4. First Aid 5. Fire-fighting measures 6. Accidental release measures 7. Handling & storage 8. Exposure control/ PPE 9. Physical & chemical properties 10. Stability & reactivity 11. Toxicological information 12. Ecological information 13. Disposal considerations 14. Transport information 15. Regulatory information 16. Other information, incl. date /revision

13 29 CFR – paragraph f Shipping label elements 13.

14 SHIPPING CONTAINER LABEL Required: 1)Product identifier 2)Signal word – DANGER or WARNING 3)Pictogram(s) – specified by OSHA 4)Hazard statement 5)Precautionary statement 6)Supplier contact information (Supplemental information – optional) 14.

15 SHIPPING CONTAINER LABEL All elements in any format 15.

16 29 CFR – paragraph f Workplace labels 16.

17 17. How the process works…

18 Chemical manufacturers classify hazardous materials and produce the SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDS) for each substance. 18.

19 Facilities must update Right-to-Know centers with the SDS for each chemical by 6/1/2015, and must update them as changes are made. 19.

20 All information on the SHIPPING CONTAINER LABEL comes from the SDS. 20.

21 Containers arrive at the facility with SHIPPING CONTAINER LABELS. 21.

22 Materials must not ship with old format labels after 12/1/

23 Both OSHA and DOT labels may appear on SHIPPING CONTAINERS. 23.

24 24. When materials are transferred from SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SECONDARY CONTAINER LABELS are created…

25 25. by copying the SHIPPING CONTAINER LABELS, or…

26 26. by using selected elements from the SHIPPING CONTAINER LABELS.

27 All labels must be: - in English - prominently displayed - updated as changes are made to the SDS - applied to every container of hazardous chemicals in the workplace, except

28 materials transferred into a TEMPORARY CONTAINER to be used immediately and completely by one worker during a short-term period. 28. These do not require a label.

29 All other containers in the facility must be labeled, with elements that easily convey all aspects of hazard to an employee trained on the workplace program. 29.

30 30. SECONDARY CONTAINER LABELS can duplicate SHIPPING CONTAINER LABELS or simplify

31 SECONDARY CONTAINER LABELS contain elements from the SHIPPING CONTAINER LABEL… 31.

32 and can add elements from other systems used in the facility, as long as there are no directly conflicting elements. 32.

33 Compatible labels, signs, placards, etc. for storage areas for tanks or drums which clearly identify hazards associated with these materials can be used as STATIONARY PROCESS LABELS. 33.

34 SECONDARY CONTAINER LABELS must contain enough information to enable workers to understand exactly what the hazards are for that chemical under the workplace’s program. 34. Label + Training = Understanding Understanding = Compliance

35 35. Know the system and understand how the components work together for a safer workplace.

36 36. How NMC can help…

37 37.

38 38.

39 All custom label elements come Directly from sections in the SDS. Add facility-specific extras as Supplemental Information.

40 40. Make sure you have the labels you need for your facility by printing them yourself with NMC’s custom label printers!

41 40. Make sure to download our “How to comply with OSHA’S Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Flow Chart!


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